Honda made a major advancement in the Indian two wheeler industry by announcing its major forays in the field of cutting-edge R&D & technology for realizing the Dreams of Indian customers for mobility.
Traditionally, Honda R&D has always been operating as separate entity across all 2Wheeler, 4Wheeler & power product divisions globally. Undertaking a major paradigm shift, the New Technical Center is a first step by Honda towards a new form of global operations.
As a global leader in mobility, Honda has reinforced its commitment for India as a priority market for the world. In a first ever across all operations globally, new Technical Center combines integrated system of DEBQ (Design, Engineering, BOP/Purchasing and Quality) under one roof to create a globally optimal operating system that advances local development of higher quality product at low cost.
Spread over 10,000 square meters in HMSI Manesar facility, the New Technical Center engages 200 engineers from Honda Research & Development India (HRID) and HMSI associates.
In another first for the Indian 2Wheeler industry, Honda’s New Technical Center houses the advanced Wind Tunnel facility which simulates real world air flow situation to monitor aerodynamics and its effect on models to develop truly fuel efficient two-wheelers. The facility’s engineering and styling design also incorporates benchmark equipment’s like chassis dynamo, bench dynamo, layout machines, SEM microscope etc.
The company also launched upgraded variants of the Activa, Dio and Aviator scooters with a company claimed mileage of 60 kmpl.
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Excerpts from the Company:
Speaking on the way ahead Mr. Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd – said “April to December 2012 was a year of rapid strides when Honda bucked the market sentiments to grow at phenomenal 37%. 2013 is a year when we Excite Customers with speed. As India becomes the Global Innovation hub for Honda, Customers can look forward to new products by Honda every quarter and also faster delivery of some of our higher demand models with the start of operations of 3rd facility at Karnataka soon! ”
Mr. Yadvinder S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, HMSI said, “From activating the automatic scooter segment with entry of Activa in 2001 to fortifying its market leadership for over a decade and giving Joy to 7 million plus families, Honda has yet again changed the rules of automatic scooter segment in India. The revolutionary Honda Eco Technology in Honda’s automatic scooters deliver a new benchmarked mileage of 60kmpl enhancing customer benefit.”
Speaking on the technical center Mr. Atsushi Amataka, President – Honda Research & Development India Pvt. Ltd. (HRID) said, “As the World’s No. 1 two-wheeler maker, Honda carries with it a legacy of cutting edge R&D resulting in customer oriented products. India is today the center of attention globally with the new Technical Center. We are committed to deliver the products of highest quality with affordable price at fast speed by enhancing our efficiency of having R&D, designing, engineering, purchasing and quality under one roof for the first time.”
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